Through my recovery process, I discovered that I had given away my power. With my awareness, I realized that I needed to own the power that I had given away.
In the process, I discovered several ways that would help me to own my power. Ways that would help me to own the power that I had always owned and possessed.
- Not taking on responsibility for other people’s behavior and their choices, when they attempt to blame me.
- Not seeing myself as a victim through figuring out what I need to do to take care of myself, given the circumstance.
- Owning and processing my anger, fear and resentments, so they do not steal my time and energy.
- Not continuing to try to fix other people’s problems or attempting to control their behaviors.
- Taking responsibility for my choices and then learning from those choices.
- Recognizing that I can not know until I know and that is good enough.
- Remembering that with all learning, there is a learning curve.
- Realizing that there is no such thing as failure, only an opportunity to learn.
- Celebrating the small successes and gains in my recovery process and personal development.
- Keeping the focus on myself and my choices, not on other people or their choices.
- Recognizing when people attempt to control and manipulate me.
- Not blaming anyone for anything.
- Not giving up on myself, when other people treat me like I don’t matter.
- Knowing that it is OK to feel anger and distrust, but not be controlled by them.
- Saying no to what individuals may want me to do or accomplish in order to fulfill their agendas.
- Learning to trust my judgment, despite what other people may want or need me to believe.
- Accepting the things that I can not change and changing the things that I can.
- Realizing and remembering that I have great worth and value to a loving God.
- Learning how to channel my passion in ways to empower my life and other people’s lives,
- Facing my own pain/issues so that they do not continue to leave me feeling like a victim.
- Owning and taking responsibility for my pain, instead of waiting for some one to rescue or fix me.
- Recognizing and detaching from people who control and manipulate me through shame and guilt.
- Staying on my course and running my own race, without waiting for approval or validation.
- Developing my gifts, talents, and abilities in ways that work for me.
- Recognizing that my circumstances are not meant to keep me down, but are meant to build me up.
- That the pieces of the puzzle (of my footwork) will fit together at the right time and in the right order.
- Staying committed to my process and my journey by realizing that more will be revealed in time.
- Learning to trust the process, a loving God and myself. The dots will connect forward.
Own My Power
As I own my power I am able to leave the “confinement” of a mental attitude. A mental attitude that leads me to believe that I have limited choices.
As I own my power, I gain more awareness and acceptance. As I own my power, I am able to get into action. Action through making healthy choices.
As I own my power I am given the freedom to explore beyond what denial may want me to believe. Wants me to believe they are my constraints.
As I own my power, I am able to experience a freedom that I never knew existed. A freedom to embrace the opportunity of a second chance.
As I own my power, I am given the gift and ability. The gifts and ability to use my time and energy to pursue my hopes and dreams on my own terms.